When you need legal expertise, you’ll find us plain talking and focused on finding the right solution for you. We’re flexible and approachable, tailoring your case to your individual needs.
We’re here to navigate the complexities of corporate law, so you can focus on doing what you do best – running your business. With our affordable expertise on your side.
Our Leeds headquarters sits in the heart of Leeds city centre. Founded the same year as the first football match was played at Elland Road, home to Leeds United, we are among the longest-established solicitors in Leeds. We and proud of our Leeds roots. For 120 years, we have been serving the Leeds community in Adel, Alwoodley, Armley, Bardsey, Boston Spa, Bramhope, Bramley, Calverley, Chapel Allerton, Chapeltown, Collingham, Colton, Cookridge, Cross Gates, Farnley, Farsley, Garforth, Gildersome, Gledhow, Guiseley, Harehills, Harewood, Headingley, Holbeck, Horsforth, Hunslet, Kippax, Kirkstall. Lawnswood, Meanwood, Methley, Moortown, Morley, Oakwood, Otley, Oulton, Pudsey, Rawdon, Rodley, Rothwell, Roundhay, Scarcroft, Seacroft, Shadwell, Tingley, Weetwood, Wetherby and Yeadon.
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ONE of Leeds’ longest-established law firms has strengthened its team with the appointment of two new solicitors. Milners, headquartered at Whitehall Waterfront, has recruited Oliver Cashman to its commercial litigation department, while Reena Sharma joins its commercial property specialism. Oliver, 33, moves across the city centre to Milners from Zermansky and Partners, and has a … Continue reading “Milners strengthen specialist teams with new appointments”
IN his latest “Ask the Expert” column for the Yorkshire Post, our Residential Property Manager in Harrogate JOHN ROBSON explores your legal position when sellers fail to disclose known defects when you are buying their property. Click here to read his article. Question I have had an offer made to buy a property accepted and … Continue reading “Failure to disclose doesn’t mean money back’”
ONE of Leeds’ longest-established solicitors has bolstered its team with a brace of new appointments. Milners, which is celebrating its 120th anniversary, has recruited Nicola May to strengthen its commercial property specialism, while Nathan Watts joins its litigation department as a paralegal. Both will be based at the company’s Leeds city centre headquarters at Whitehall … Continue reading “Leeds lawyers strengthen key teams with brace of appointments”
MILNERS has developed a growing specialism in representing core participants at major inquiries – including the biggest ever independent investigation into child sexual abuse. Here, Ben Harrison, a solicitor in our Litigation and Public Law team, draws upon this expertise to demystify what we can expect from the next major statutory inquiry: the contaminated blood … Continue reading “A bloody important inquiry: an insight into what to expect from the inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal”
IF you are buying or selling a property, be prepared to face tougher identity checks. The extra safeguards follow a landmark court decision that the world of conveyancing has been eagerly awaiting. And while it has received widespread publicity in the legal media, particularly in conveyancing publications, little has been reported in the mainstream press. … Continue reading “Ever wondered why you have to provide so much ID to your solicitor? This is the reason …”
An LPA is a legal document that allows you to nominate and authorise a person of your choice to make and implement decisions on your behalf. This person is known as your Attorney. With these hugely important documents in place, you can be certain that management of your business could continue even if you lost … Continue reading “Business Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA)”
SHE was one of the world’s legendary music stars, dubbed the Queen of Soul. But a right Royal row over her final wishes has blown up after it was revealed that Aretha Franklin did not leave a will – despite amassing a multi-million pound fortune. One of the biggest-selling artists of all time, she left her fans … Continue reading “Striking the wrong note: how legal disharmony has broken out over the Queen of Soul’s dying wishes “
AROUND 9,000 companies in the UK have until April 4 2018 to publish average salary differences between male and female staff. But it’s not just the size of any disparity that is likely to attract press and public attention – but also how they explain the gap, and what action they are taking to close … Continue reading “Mind the gap – the pitfalls of reporting staff pay disparities”
A FEUD over a loved one’s dying wishes is gripping millions of Coronation Street fans. But, as JESSICA SAVAGE explains here, there is a number of important safeguards that should be taken when writing a will to prevent this TV storyline playing out in real life. The safeguards that need a starring role in your … Continue reading “The safeguards that need a starring role in your written will to stave off a Coronation Street-style feud”
As Brexit looms ever closer, there is a raft of implications for the workforce that employers in various business sectors need to consider – and act on. While some uncertainty still surrounds the deal and date regarding the UK’s exit of the European Union, there is more certainty about some of the more far-reaching changes … Continue reading “Changes to the immigration rule post-Brexit: What it means for employers”
When you need legal expertise, you’ll find us plain talking and focussed on finding the right solution for you. We’re flexible and approachable, tailoring your case to your individual needs.
We’re here to navigate the complexities of corporate law, so you can focus on doing what you do best – running your business. With our affordable expertise on your side, we’ll guide you every step of the way.
Straight talking and focussed on finding the solution that’s in your best interests, get to know the people who will become your team at Milners solicitors.
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Simon plays a strategic role in all our work disciplines. Simon has a wide range of experience in employment law, business law, professional negligence, insurance law and personal injury. As well as acting for private individuals, Simon also regularly advises businesses on strategic support and dealing with disputes that have arisen.Find out more
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Giles is Milners’ Head of Litigation. He has been practising law since the early 1990s and represents clients both nationally and internationally. Giles has considerable expertise in all forms of tribunal and substantial trial experience in both court and arbitration. He is often instructed on extremely sensitive and complicated matters by institutions, charities, companies and individuals alike.Find out more
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Andrew heads up our Commercial Property department. He has 16 years experience in Commercial Property including senior positions at two large firms of solicitors in Leeds and has helped Milners to achieve a Tier 5 ranking in The Legal 500 UK 2015.Find out more
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Victoria joined Milners in 2008 as a solicitor. At that time she specialised in asset-related recovery and dispute resolution. She acted for local, national and international companies and advised on administrations, individual voluntary arrangements, bankruptcy and winding up petitions. Victoria is now part of the Management Team, working closely with Simon Bass, the Managing Partner. She is responsible for the firm’s compliance and is also involved in the day to day running of the firm.Find out more
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Kirsty, who joined us from Baxter Caulfield Solicitors in 2007, has worked in the legal profession since 2000. She is our designated Compliance Officer for Finance and Administration (COLP). Kirsty is another member of our team who is young, talented and ambitious. Her qualifications include being a Full Member of Accounting Technicians and she is currently studying the ACCA Accountancy Qualification.Find out more
Mathew has joined Milners’ commercial property team and is also the Money Laundering Officer and training principal for our trainee solicitors. He offers expertise built over 14 years working with clients and commercial agents in the Yorkshire property sector and beyond.Find out more
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Oliver Cashman, having qualified in 2008 has earned a distinguished reputation as a leading authority in the fields of commercial and employment litigation. His career to date has seen him thrust in at the deep end of numerous high profile, public cases including the phone-hacking scandal of 2011, as well as successfully bringing compensation claims for many victims of Jimmy Saville.Find out more
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I am a fully qualified member of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP). I qualified as a solicitor at Milners in November 2012 and specialise in Private Client Law dealing with a wide range of wills, trusts, probate cases, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection of work and administration of estates.Find out more
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Ben is a Litigation and Public Law Solicitor specialising in Contract and Commercial disputes as well as claims of Professional Negligence from both a Claimant and Defendant perspective. On the Public Law front, Ben has acted for respondents and participants to Independent Inquiries as well as Statutory Inquiries initiated by the Charity Commission.Find out more
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Darren is our newest senior recruit, joining our Corporate and Commercial teams. He has amassed over 14 years of legal expertise working with a raft of owner-managed businesses, SMEs, PLCs and the third sector - across Yorkshire and beyond. He will help to spearhead the development of our Corporate and Commercial services, as well as mentoring other members of our team. Darren performs a wide-ranging role supporting businesses on a range of legal issues. This extends to the drafting, advising upon, and negotiating company commercial agreements, including Memorandum and Articles of Association; intellectual property and software agreements; and general commercial agreements governing outsourcing and the supply of goods and services. He joins the Milners team from the Leeds office of international law firm DWF, where he was a Senior Associate. His legal CV also features roles at a brace of large regional law firms, Ison Harrison and Lupton Fawcett. A former graduate of the University of Hull and York College of Law, Darren is a keen sports player and supporter when not entertaining his two children, and has also conquered the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge several times, raising money to support the fight against cancer.Find out more
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John Robson has recently joined our residential property team bringing with him over 35 years of experience in the residential property field. John’s highly accomplished career in property makes him one of the most trusted and recognised in his field, having gained high profiled clients and dealt with countless complex transactions.Find out more
Leeds-based solicitors, we also have offices in Harrogate and Pontefract but operate throughout Yorkshire and further afield.
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